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Tesla Owners Can Get A New Model 3 Sooner Than Everyone Else

There’s been plenty of chatter about delays to the production schedule for Tesla’s Model 3, but the automaker’s also reportedly facing a backlog with the more expensive Model S and Model X. For current Tesla owners, that means if you placed an order today, you could get a Model 3 sooner, reports Electrek—so long as…Read […]

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The Next Big Thing In Car Safety Is Automatic Braking In Reverse

Good morning! Welcome to The Morning Shift, your roundup of the auto news you crave, all in one place every weekday morning. Here are the important stories you need to know.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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The Tesla Model S Outsold The Germans In Their Home Country For The First Time

Last year the Tesla Model S outsold the Mercedes S-Class as well as the BMW 7 Series in their home market of Germany. I assure you, the Germans are pissed, and if you listen carefully right now, you can probably faintly hear the screaming of Dieter Zetsche a continent away.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Track Elon Musk’s Tesla Roadster on its Way to Mars WIth this Site

Earlier this month Elon Musk’s SpaceX successfully launched Falcon Heavy, the company’s most powerful rocket yet. Inside was a red Tesla Roadster sports car with built-in cameras for capturing what it sees as well as a copy of Isaac Asimov’s science fiction book series Foundation, and a plane engraved with 6,000…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Redditor’s Tesla Model 3 Crash Prompts Safety Changes From Elon Musk

Within days of picking up a Tesla Model 3, a Reddit user was involved in a wreck that promoted the unfortunate user name Model_3_Crash_Dummy. Fortunately, the driver and the passenger weren’t seriously injured, but the Model 3 is toast. But after the owner of the Tesla noticed a few strange things about the crash,…Read more… […]

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This Neat Project Lets You Track How Many Model 3s Tesla Makes Each Week 

Tesla’s slow start to launching production of the Model 3 sedan has been subjected to intense scrutiny for months, with the company saying just last week that it’s planning to start making 2,500 per week by the end of March. Now, thanks to a helpful interactive feature from Bloomberg, Model 3 reservation holders and…Read more… […]

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Jeremy Clarkson Reviewed The Tesla Model X With A Team Of Six Lawyers

Tesla has come a long way since it sued Top Gear over Jeremy Clarkson’s review of the Tesla Roadster in 2011. After swearing off Teslas for years, Clarkson gave in and decided to review the Model X for his new show The Grand Tour, but this time he decided to play it safe. Extra, extra […]

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The Looming Problem For Tesla As It Gets Ready To Deliver Its 200,000th Car In The US

Tesla’s Model 3, is delayed again, thanks to production hell, which everyone knows about. Still, production goes on, and the company’s on track to deliver its 200,000th car in the United States probably sometime in early summer. This is both an achievement and, for Tesla, a bit of a pickle.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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NASA Has Officially Listed Musk’s Tesla Roadster As a Celestial Object

You may remember that, as a publicity stunt, SpaceX propelled a red Tesla, driven by a dummy in a spacesuit named Starman with the words “DON’T PANIC” written on the control panel, into space using its Falcon Heavy rocket. That car is now a permanent advertisement on the NASA HORIZONS directory of solar system bodies.Read […]

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So Many People Questioned The Tesla Roadster In Space That It Wound Up On Snopes

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, better known as the world’s one true Space Boy, spent Tuesday afternoon shooting a Tesla Roadster into the deep abyss of the universe in a rocket. It was very strange and questionable! So many people questioned the issue, in fact, that it wound up on fact-checking website Snopes.Read more… […]

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Tesla Still Wants To Do A Coast-To-Coast Autonomous Drive At Some Point But Not Now

Tesla missed a deadline to send a car on a cross-country autonomous trip by the end of 2017, but the automaker says it still intends to accomplish the feat at… some point. Tesla reiterated the goal in a letter to shareholders on Wednesday, only describing the trip as “upcoming.” Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Porsche Is Doubling Its Investment In Electrified Cars To Nearly $8 Billion

The electric car startup would-be Tesla-killers of the world may soon find themselves facing stiff competition from a well-established player in the luxury automotive world. Porsche said this week that it’s doubling its previously announced investment in hybrid and all-electric cars to $7.4 billion, according to…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Tesla Model 3 Teardown By Engineering Firm Reveals Quality Flaws Like ‘A Kia In The ’90s’

For years, we’ve heard criticisms about Tesla’s fit and finish, but now Sandy Munro—CEO of a Detroit-area consultancy that tears apart and studies automobiles—has seen a new Model 3 up close. His thoughts: “I can’t imagine how they released this.”Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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